3 comments on “Book review: Naming Infinity

  1. An ingeresting variant of Luzin’s “nommer, c’est avoir individu” as theme of a poem of this year’s Nobel prize for literature, T. Transtroemer (copy from: http://www.cprw.com/Coyle/transtromer.htm ):

    “The Name

    I grow sleepy during the car journey and I drive in under the trees at the side of the road. I curl up in the back seat and sleep. For how long? Hours. Dusk has fallen.

    Suddenly I’m awake and don’t know where I am.
    Wide awake, but it doesn’t help.
    Where am I? WHO am I?
    I am something that wakens in a back seat, twists about in panic like a cat in a sack.
    Who?

    At last my life returns. My name appears like an angel.
    Outside the walls a trumpet signal blows (as in the Leonora Overture) and the rescuing footsteps come down the overlong stairway.
    It is I! It is I!

    But impossible to forget the fifteen-second struggle in the hell of oblivion,
    a few meters from the main road,
    where the traffic drives past with its lights on.”

    (An other poem on Name worshiping here.)

  2. I Am Going To have to come back again whenever my course load lets up – nonetheless I am getting your Rss feed so i can go through your site offline. Thanks.

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